The December BBB selection is Maud’s Line (fiction) by Margaret Verble. “Maud is refreshingly open and honest about her own sexuality though conscious of her place as a woman in a sexist society, always careful not to insult the intelligence or manhood of her male friends and relations. Verble writes in a simple style that matches the hardscrabble setting and plainspoken characters. Verble, herself a member of the Cherokee Nation, tells a compelling story peopled with flawed yet sympathetic characters, sharing insights into Cherokee society on the parcels of land allotted to them after the Trail of Tears.” (Kirkus) This debut novel was a finalist for the Pulitzer, and reminds us of Erdrich and Cather. Please join us on Tuesday, December 5, in the Fireside Room to discuss this remarkable book.
The January BBB book will be Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (non fiction) by J.D. Vance.